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Galley Notes: Cooking for $15 a day...on a sailboat!

Squash Pasta Sauce 
Dec. 3, 2009 11:23 am 
Updated: Dec. 5, 2009 9:15 am

Wow! High Season has hit the Virgin Islands...I have been so busy the last few weeks that I haven't had time to write my blog! I have been keeping track of my meals, though, and I think we have come in under budget every week. (Our goal is to spend $15/day on food and drink).

I wanted to take a quick moment to share a GREAT pasta sauce that husband made last night (yes we are still sharing the cooking!). We found this funny little squash at the market, I don't remember the name, but it was smaller than an acorn squash and orange and white striped. He cooked it in the microwave, scooped the seeds, and pureed it with a quarter cup of cream cheese, salt, pepper, and a splash of milk. (Enough to make it the consistency of pasta sauce). He heated it gently and served over cheese ravioli, with a side of grilled vegetables. Really good! I've never had a pasta sauce like this, and couldn't find a recipe here either, so I hope some of you will give it a try. I think it would have been good with a little sage or cinnamon, but we had neither. I forgot to take a photo, so here are some from our latest Sunset Happy Hour dinghy ride, and I apologize to those in the cold climates! (88 here today!)

Have a great week everyone!
Dec. 3, 2009 12:37 pm
Did your ears burn last night? LOL! Someone was asking where you had been. They missed your blog! Beautiful pics!
Dec. 3, 2009 2:38 pm
Thanks! Still here, just been a crazy couple of weeks!
Dec. 3, 2009 4:36 pm
I'm going to try that! I made pumkpin alfredo sauce a couple weeks ago and it was AWESOME!
Dec. 4, 2009 7:42 pm
i have some frozen pumpkin puree, italian sausage, and cream cheese to use up. i havent made ravioli in a while. thanks for a great idea!
Dec. 5, 2009 9:15 am
thanks for the update barb...been missing your blog! i thought maybe you sailed off somewhere without us! the pics look awesome! keep up the good work!
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I live on a sailboat in the Virgin Islands with a tiny fridge, so there is no room for leftovers. I love the ingredient search on this site...I never waste anything! It's very expensive to live here, so we do a menu challenge-trying to spend less than $15 a day on food.
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I am a jewelry designer and work for myself, so I have the flexibility to make time-consuming or complicated meals, but I usually end up making something quick and easy or using the slow cooker.
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Oyster dressing is a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I keep Grandma's handwritten recipe and follow it exactly.
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My very first turkey for my husband! It's called a Black Turkey, and the best I've ever had!
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There was a Key Lime Pie that we do not talk about!
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